Kazantsev S.V. 2010. On the status and systematic position of the genera Falsolucidota Pic, 1921 and Macrolycinella Pic, 1922, with notes on Lopheros LeConte, 1881 (Coleoptera: Lycidae) // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.18 (for 2009). No.4: 277–283 [in English].

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Key words: Coleoptera, Lycidae, new species, synonymy, taxonomy, Palaearctic, Neotropical, Papuan regions.

Abstract. Three new species, Macrolycinella dichroma, M. bicoloricollis and M. bicoloripennis spp.n., are described from Mexico. The genus Hemiconderis Kleine, 1926 syn.n. is synonymized with Falsolucidota Pic, 1921. Macrolycinella Pic, 1922 is redescribed, excluded from Calopterini and tentatively placed in Dictyopterini. Falsolucidota testaceicollis Pic, 1921 and Macrolycinella bicolor Pic, 1922, the type species of, respectively, Falsolucidota and Macrolycinella, are illustrated. Aplatopterus Reitter, 1911 nom.rev. is revalidated and Aplatopterus rubens (Gyllenhal, 1817), comb.n. is transferred from Lopheros LeConte, 1881 to Aplatopterus. The status of Eulopheros Kazantsev, 1995, stat.n., is raised to the genus level. The placement of the genera Lopheros, Aplatopterus and Eulopheros in Erotini is questioned. A key to species of Macrolycinella is provided.

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